How To Stop the STOP and Reboot - Win XP

  Jester2K II 09:30 24 Nov 2003

Neighbour XP PC

Everything fine until Friday. Switched on and loads of smoke. Switched off and left. Switched on. Now OK but after Windows XP Loading Blue Slider PC flashes a STOP message and reboots.

How can i get to read this message?

Is the smoke and the message likely to be related or co-incidence. Everything seems fine... Looking at the PC it would appear to have been burning dust...

  spikeychris 09:37 24 Nov 2003

Morning Jester.

Control Panel, then go to the Advanced
then Startup and Recovery

In the System Failure tab, you will see a checkbox "Automatically

Uncheck it..

  Jester2K II 09:42 24 Nov 2003


Now the interesting bit. If i can't get into the Control Panel (cos the PC won't get passed the funny blue Win XP loading scroller - left to right thing) then how do i achieve this????


  spikeychris 09:44 24 Nov 2003

Tried safe mode?

  spikeychris 09:45 24 Nov 2003

Or last known good config?

  Jester2K II 09:46 24 Nov 2003

Safe Mode - same.

Last Known Config - tried but no good...

  spikeychris 09:52 24 Nov 2003

Do you think its a hardware issue? if not the how bout a repair installation?

  Jester2K II 11:35 24 Nov 2003

I do. But not sure where to start really..

  spikeychris 11:51 24 Nov 2003

Wil it start in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

  Jester2K II 11:54 24 Nov 2003

Nope - not even the exotic "Debugging Mode" None of 'em...

I can remove the hard drive and backup data to my PC wipe and reinstall but if it hardware then it might still come back.

As i say "Re-install is the last option you should take"

I'll have another look for burnt out parts after some food...


  ©®@$? 11:55 24 Nov 2003

smoke out of the pc case.i would investigate it before switching it on again, have a look inside.there must be some sort of trace

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